Fake Bureaucrat Gives Real Answers About Mandate from Departments of Justice and Education

By May 14, 2013

In The Daily Caller yesterday, Robert Shibley, FIRE’s senior vice president, answered some of your most frequently asked questions about the shocking new mandate from the Departments of Justice and Education, writing as A. Fake Bureaucrat, a strong supporter of the federal mandate. 

Mr. Bureaucrat is psyched about finally cracking down on sexual harassers like the Duke Women’s Center, professors who assign Anne Frank’s diary, and nerds who want to go out on a date with you. If you’re dubious, Mr. Bureaucrat wants you to know:

You’re missing the best part! The new rules say your feelings about the date request don’t have to be reasonable! Or, as my buddies in the government put it, "Whether conduct is objectively offensive is a factor used to determine if a hostile environment has been created, but it is not the standard to determine whether conduct was ‘unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature’ and therefore constitutes ‘sexual harassment.’" 

Whew, that’s a relief. Check out the rest of the FAQ in The Daily Caller, and don’t forget to thank Mr. Bureaucrat’s friends for their help!

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